|I've had some time while driving around Portland to gain some perspective on this Dalembert trade. Some deeper thoughts, and what I hope will be a comprehensive look at the entire story after the jump.|
|The summer of anticipation continues to unfold. We're left with one week before the Sixers will make their decision. Have I changed my mind? Check after the jump, leave your thoughts in the comments and vote in the poll.|
|With Kyle Korver, it's not a question of whether he'd fit, or fill a need, it's a question of how much, for how long, and if he's worth it.|
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|Golden State's ownership is up in the air, their team is a mess, and they have two unrestricted free agents, either of whom would be an excellent fit on the Sixers.|
|Doug Collins wants toughness and hustle off his bench. He wants hard workers. Well, Lou Amundson is an unrestricted free agent and absolutely fits the bill.|
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|If the goal is to get into the playoffs A.S.A.P. (which I don't think it needs to be), this trade should do the trick. Details after the jump.|
|I think there's basically zero chance Washington passes on Wall with the #1 pick, but I do see a scenario where Wall could fall to the Sixers. Explanation after the jump.|
Latest comment: from JasonWould have to think John Wall is going to be a Tier 1 superstar if you offer that. ...
|Doug Collins mentioned it in an interview shortly after he was hired, the Knicks did it last summer, Portland has made a habit out of it. Yes, for a number of reasons, draft picks are typically for sale. After the jump we'll take a look at who could be selling and why in the hopes that the Sixers will be buyers.|
|I'm not saying the Sixers should use the mid-level exception, I'm not even sure it's an option. If, however, it is on the table, J.J. Redick is a really, really good fit.|
Latest comment: from JeffDid you check out those stat comparisons? Pretty impressive......
|Prior to the draft, trading options are severely limited. Free agents, restricted or otherwise, cannot be traded. Players with ETOs or player options cannot be traded. Teams who will have millions in cap space this summer can't use a dime of it until after July 1st. Of course, there are always exceptions, and that's what we'll talk about after the jump.|
|An extra special summer vacation open discussion thread after the jump. And no, I couldn't have possibly fit more adjectives in the previous sentence.|
|Everywhere you turn. Every draft blog, every chat, every mock draft there's one common theme: The Sixers are going to do something unexpected with the number two pick. I guess you can't blame these guys, I mean, the Sixers are an easy target, but enough is enough.|
|In many of the discussions we have here at Depressed Fan and other "hardcore" NBA blogs, people quote and then debate the meaning of different statistics. Defensive statistics, in particular, are often thought to be misleading, and with good reason. For example, if Lou's man blows by him and Brand goes over to help but Sammy doesn't rotate to Brand's man, does the resulting dunk by Brand's man count against Brand? Or on offense, if Jrue beats his man, draws a defender, and dishes to Jason Smith who fumbles it out of bounds, is the turnover solely Jrue's responsibility? Somehow, there has to be a better way of assigning credit and blame. I thought about this for a while and came up with a system that I'll describe after the break ...|
|Unfortunately, it's a tradition. New coach, new confidence meter. Vote in the poll and leave your thoughts in the comments after the jump.|